Marriage & Family

All Ages

Bayside's Marriage & Family Ministry exists to strengthen marriages, and encourage and equip parents with the tools to become intentional Christ-centered families. Our ministry offers parenting classes for expectant parents, MOPS, studies for parents through the teen years, and community groups/family resources.

Sunday AM – Ongoing
11:30am – 12:45pm
Building B Room 221

Are you newly married, soon-to-be married, or still feeling new to the whole married thing?
Join with other couples in their 20s and 30s every week as we hang out, have fun, and take a look at the God’s plan for our marriage, our lives, and more.

Questions? Email

Monday AM on May 20, June 10, 17, 24 OR Thursday PM on June 6, 13, 20, 27
Monday 9:00am – 12:00pm OR Thursday 6:00pm – 9:00pm
8205 Conference Room

Bringing Baby Home presents the work of Dr. John Gottman. This material gives parents research-based and research-tested information for constructively addressing the relationship changes during the transition to parenthood. The goal of this program is to strengthen families by helping couples learn effective communication techniques, skills for conflict resolution, and information designed to encourage parenting techniques that optimize baby’s quality of life.

We love babies, so please bring your baby with you if you deliver before the class starts. There is no fee for this class, however, the workbook is $39 (1 book per family).

This series takes place on Thursday evenings OR Monday mornings (for June only) on our Granite Bay campus.

Upcoming classes take place:

  • Thursday PM in: June 2019, August 2019, October 2019
  • Monday AM in June 2019

Please send an email to if you are interested in attending or to hold your spot in the next class!

At MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), we come together as a community of moms and moms-to-be who seek authentic connections, support and personal growth. We believe every mother should know that what she does matters and that she isn’t alone.

Bayside Granite Bay MOPS is led by mothers of babies to preschoolers, who are passionate about bringing women together to share in the joys and challenges that this season of motherhood brings.

We gather together for a warm breakfast, enjoying encouraging guest speakers or doing fun crafts while our kids are cared for and making new friends in the MOPS kid’s program. Our group is a warm and inviting. A place where you can come – just as you are – to be refreshed and build friendships as a mom because we believe better moms make a better world.

MOPS meets Monday Mornings (Fall Semester starts September 16th)  from 9:15-11:15 am.


*Mom only registration $89 (semester includes your MOPS Intl. membership fee)

*MOPS Kids program (Moppets) is avaliable for 6 months through 5 years, prices are as follows:
1st child $49 | 2nd child $34 | 3rd child $15 | 4th child & beyond FREE

Questions? Email MOPS at


Wednesdays | January 9 – April 24
9:00am – 11:00pm
B Building | Room 222
20 | Pay in Class

Do you have a child in elementary school? Join us and connect with other moms in a similar life stage as we study the book Modern Parents, Vintage Values. We will talk about the specific issues facing kids today, helping us moms to more fully understand the challenges being faced. The authors, Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff, focus in on nine values that are foundational for the character development of children: kindness, integrity, manners, compassion, forgiveness, responsibility, gratitude, patience and confidence. This study will offer moms timeless truths that can break through the chaos of today’s culture and instill these truly vintage and important values in kids.

*Children’s programming is not available for this group.
Questions? Email Bonnie Brust at

Wednesday PM – Feb 27 – April 3rd
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Suite 418

Join us for a brand new parenting group on Teens and Culture! We’re excited to walk together with families over these next 6 weeks as we address the following topics:

-Week #1: Why Culture Matters
-Week #2: Cultural Undertoe
-Week #3: Culture Shapers
-Week #4: Pounding Cultural Pressures, Pt. 1
-Week #5: Pounding Cultural Pressures, Pt. 2
-Week #6: Pounding Cultural Pressures, Pt. 3

This class will be taught by Anker & Bonnie Christensen.

Questions? Email

Wednesdays | January 23 – April 24
11:00am – 1:00pm
B Building | Room 221
Cost of Book

Are you the mom of a teenager? 
Join us and connect with other moms as we navigate through the ‘teenage years’ together. This semester we will be diving into the book Understanding Your Teenager; shaping their character, facing their realities. Author Jim Burns shows how parents can shape behavior and character, navigate social media challenges, and communicate and resolve conflict healthily. Get ready to laugh, talk, and work through common challenges for moms with teenagers.

*Children’s programming is not available for this group.

Questions? Email Katie Clothier at

Sunday AM – Ongoing
STE 440

Are you a married couple (45-65) looking to connect with other couples discovering this stage in life? Most of this group consists of couples with young adult children, but everyone is welcome!

We are a community that loves spending time together and growing in our relationship with our spouse and with Jesus.

Pastor Mark Godshall and team will teach in the larger group while you have a chance to connect with others at your table in small group discussions. You can expect relevant topics, real-life discussion, and a few laughs with others in a similar place in life.

Questions? email

Sunday AM: May 12 – July 14
9:45am – 11:00am
STE 418

Community group for Single Parents/Blended Families.


The testimonies by many who have attended these classes are extraordinary.

PARENTING WITH AN EX is a course designed (a) to help parents prevent the negative effects commonly experienced by their children following divorce and its ongoing difficulties, and (b) to help restore children who have become negatively affected.

Who attends?
Parents undergoing divorce, recently divorced, or long-time divorced.
Parents dating or in stepfamilies.
Parents with young children or adult children.

Subjects parents have found extremely helpful, even transforming:
How to build great kids even though you and your ex are in conflict.
How to restart a relationship with your troubled child.
How to restore your children who favor their other parent over you.
What to do when the other parent speaks against you to your kids.
How to help your child successfully deal with a difficult—or bad—other parent.

Move from despair to hope.
Learn how to truly build emotionally healthy kids.


Questions? email

Thursdays | January 24 – April 25
9:15am – 11:30am
C Building | Room 235

Parenting Book Study – Gospel Centered Mom
In Gospel-Centered Mom Brooke McGlothlin reveals how our entire approach to motherhood shifts when we stop chasing our vision of a perfect family and start full-out pursuing God. With refreshing candor, Brooke examines the daunting task of raising children in the light of God’s Word and challenges you to:
· embrace your moment-by-moment need for Jesus
· release the stress of believing everything is your responsibility
· learn to fight for rather than against your child
· believe that the story God is writing with your life is worth the sacrifice
· practice the daily disciplines that lead to Gospel-centered parenting
Join our study and you’ll discover that Jesus is more than capable of meeting every need, for your children and for you.

Register Here

*Children’s programming is available upon request.
Questions? Email Bonnie Brust at

Granite Bay Campus | C-235

The Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) is a unique intervention model created by developmental psychologists Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, founders of the Institute of Child Development at Texas Christian University. It is based on more than a decade of research and hands on work with vulnerable children and their families.

TBRI offers in-depth training for parents of children with trauma-based behavioral issues. Children that have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment, and/or trauma in early development can develop behaviors that can be confusing, frustrating and difficult to manage even for the most patient and loving parents. Come join us and become empowered, connected, and learn lifelong solutions that will build a stronger parent-child relationship.

Questions? Email Heidi White at

Re|Engage is a marriage enrichment program. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple.

Re|Engage examines God’s design for marriage and applies principles from the Bible to guide couples towards growth in their relationship with each other.

You can expect to:

  • Receive encouragement by hearing stories from other couples that have experienced victory in the midst of hard times
  • Be placed in a small group with a facilitator couple and other couples to work through a 16-lesson curriculum

There is no cost for the initial registration to participate in Re|Engage. As you progress through the curriculum to the later stages, there will be a one-time fee to cover materials and group expenses (cost TBD).

Registration for 2019 COMING SOON.
To receive updates about the 2019 program Email Bayside Re|Engage at

Have you adopted a child, recently or years ago? Are you thinking about it? Could you use a little more info or encouragement throughout the process? The Bayside Adoption Network is here for anyone who has adopted, is in the process of adopting or is interested in adopting in the future. Connect with others going through similar life events and support and encourage each another!

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Premarital / Family Counseling

Bayside Marriage Coaching connects seasoned married couples (coaches) that have weathered the storms of marriage with younger couples (recipient couples) that are seeking encouragement in their marriage.
Through thought-provoking questions and conversations (not counseling), the marriage coach couple lovingly guides the recipient couple toward their goals in marriage and helps equip them with tools for building a thriving relationship.

Click Here to learn more

Click Here to apply for a Marriage Coach

Click Here to Be a Marriage Coach

At this time we have Marriage Coaches for those attending our Granite Bay Campus, and the Blue Oaks Campus (click here) We are hoping to extend this program to all the campuses in the future. Please talk to your campus pastor if you are interested in becoming a marriage coach at your campus.

Upcoming Events


September 3 6:30pm - 8:30pm B-121

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Created for Connection | Marriage Seminar

October 18 - October 20 12:00am - 11:59pm 400

This powerful workshop based on the world-renown Hold Me Tight Program by Sue Johnson, Ph.D. is for couples who desire to strengthen their closeness and deepen the emotional intimacy in... Read More